Special Election Calendar
Date Event
January 17, 2017 Vacancy occurred
January 24, 2017 Writ of Election issued and date of Special Election set
January 24, 2017 Writ of Election received at the Department of Elections, New Castle County Office in Wilmington
January 25, 2017 Proclamation posted
January 26, 2017 Campaign Finance 30 Day Special Election Report reporting period ends
January 30, 2017 Deadline to file Campaign Finance 30 Day Special Election Report
January 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Deadline for a political party with ballot status to nominate a candidate at the Department of Elections, New Castle County Office in Wilmington
January 31, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Deadline for an unaffiliated candidate to file required forms at the Department of Elections, New Castle County Office in Wilmington
February 2, 2017 Approximate date that the Department of Elections, New Castle County Office begins sending Absentee Ballots
February 15, 2017 Last day a person may register to vote to be eligible to vote in the Special Election
February 15, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. Deadline for a person to declare himself/herself a write-in candidate at the Department of Elections, New Castle County Office in Wilmington
February 17, 2017 Campaign Finance 8 Day Special Election Report reporting period ends
February 20, 2017 Deadline to file Campaign Finance 8 Day Special Election Report
February 21, 2017 Last day that the Department of Elections, New Castle County Office will mail Absentee Ballots to applicants
February 24, 2017 at 12 Noon The last time the Department of Elections, New Castle County Office can issue an absentee ballot for the Special Election
Saturday, February 25, 2017 SPECIAL ELECTION: Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m.
February 25, 2017 at 8 p.m. Deadline for a voter to return a voted absentee ballot to the Department of Elections, New Castle County Office in Wilmington in order for it to be counted
February 27, 2017 Canvass of the Special Election by the Board of Canvass beginning at 10 a.m. at the New Castle County Court House